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Change Your Focus

Amy Austin
89.5 KVNE Evenings

Have you ever been so focused on a decision that it took over your life? This decision consumed you and it was constantly on your mind? You spent much of your days and nights weighing the pros and cons of your options and still end up unsure.

Maybe your emotions, like mine, are heavily involved and dictating the choice you’re leaning towards. Or maybe you’d rather not make a decision at all because it’s just too hard. I know this happens with me at times. I have been in both of these scenarios and when it comes to big decision making.

The answer is this:

Change your focus!

You’re too caught up, too overwhelmed and too consumed by the choices in front of you to make a sound decision. So, rather than continuing to focus on the situation and your options, focus on God. He is the only One that truly knows the best choice for you.

Stop trying to figure it out on your own when you have access to the Spirit and Word of God that can and will guide you to making the right choice.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)

All of the contemplating that you’re doing is because you are leaning on your own understanding. Stop! Instead, bring the situation to God in prayer and focus on His Word. The more you give to His Word on the inside of you, the more clearly you will hear that still small voice pointing you in the direction that you should go.

Decision-making encourages our growth in Christ, but in order to take advantage of those opportunities for growth, we have to first realize that the decisions we face are not there for us to make them alone.

They are there for us to utilize the readily available help that we have access to in Jesus Christ. I’m not saying it’s easy. As difficult as some of our choices might be, we’d rather suffer through the decision-making than trust and submit to the will of God.

But why?

Fear.

We’re afraid that what we want for ourselves may not be God’s will for us. God wants to give you His best, so let Him. Submit to His will. If you don’t get what you want, it’s because He has something better.

FYI – I’m the worst when it comes to stress, worrying and being unfocused! But I’m asking God to help me. It’s been a slow progress and I’m not there yet, but I have come a long way!

I came from a job that I loved for many years, until the last five years. Since I was in charge, I worked myself to a frazzle! I was so used to doing everything at work, home, and I had so much on my plate that I didn’t give my worries, my stress and frankly, my day-to-day to God.

I ended up being fired from that job and I handled it so badly. The hurt, the betrayal, the humiliation ate me up!

That’s when God opened the door at KVNE! I felt wanted, needed, and most of all, I felt God’s love again. I didn’t realize I had drifted away from God. As soon as I trusted God with everything in my life, I’ve been as happy as I’d ever been.

Bottom line is this:

Change your focus.

Stop stressing, worrying, and losing sleep about this decision you have to make. Take it to God. Tell Him that you’re trusting in Him to guide you in the direction you should go. Tell Him that despite what you may want, staying in His will is what’s most important because you know that the best life you can have only comes in lining up with His will. Get in His Word, keep your focus there, and watch what happens.

Mediate on the Word night and day. Then you will make your way prosperous and you will have good success. — Joshua 1:8

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